By: Nic Dezinski
Published: Tuesday, September 09, 2017
Hurricane Harvey, the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the contiguous United States. In a four-day period, many areas received more than 40 inches of rain as the system meandered over eastern Texas and adjacent waters, causing catastrophic flooding. The major hurricane made landfall near Rockport, TX. Harvey was a Category 4 hurricane, resulting in floods that inundated hundreds of thousands of homes, displaced more than 30,000 people, and prompted more than 17,000 rescues. In the days following Harvey's stay over Texas major flooding occurred around the greater Houston, TX area and coastal cities resulting in the need for rescue support. Day after day you saw in the news headlines, rescue units deploying to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey from all corners of the United States.
We are proud of and thankful for our United States Air Force Personnel Recovery Units around the world. You all stepped up and saved thousands of lives, upholding the motto "These Things We Do, So That Others May Live".
Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf
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